posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 04:33 PM
Originally posted by ibiubu
The US can impose martial law, in addition to many other countries. This is just a new government formalizing it.
edit on 8-12-2012 by ibiubu
because: (no reason given)
There is three stages.
Setting up a system to declare martial law if needed.
Declaring/approving/instating martial law.
And giving an order to do specified things once it has been declared.
He is at stage two.
The authorization to use marital law has already been passed. There currently exist a “state of martial law” in Egypt. That is to say that the
military has been given the authority to maintain order under the order of the president.
All he has to do now is give them an order, or orders.
In the US, there is a detailed system in place that allows the president to declare marital law. Once it is declared, then the military will have the
authority to maintain the peace. But until the order for martial law is approved, then they don’t have that authority.
Egypt is already past that point because they HAVE given the military the authority to do so. That means they have already did the US equivalent of
“Declaring martial law”.
So it is basically in his hands now. What he says is law. All he has to do is say the word, and you will be killed unless you comply.